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The Violent Years

Published 1956
Topics Crime, Drama

A newspaper publisher's daughter suffers from neglect by her parents.
She and her friends turn to crime by dressing up like men, holding up gas stations, raping young men at gunpoint, and having makeout parties when her parents are away.

Run time 56 min.
Producer Roy Reid
Production Company Headliner Productions
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: rlsizemore - favoritefavorite - December 23, 2010
Subject: Preachy and dull
There goes another hour I'll never get back.
Of period interest, I suppose.
Reviewer: Dr Feel Rotten - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2010
Subject: Gee mom...
Flash! Daughters of prominent citizens dressed in plaid catholic school girl garb go on boy raping rampage!
We haven't had a heart to heart talk in so long, but if you'll just hand me a blank check I'll behave and go knock off a pidly gas station for $20 and darned near kill a guy while I'm at it...Oh..and rape a few guys on the side.
Why daughter, mom says, Nothing in your life could ever be as important as my charity work so go ahead and be a heathen and when you grow up you can bake apple pies and make sure your kids Billy and Sally are ready to go to the school prom when they get to be your age.
Guy who was raped: And they made me get thing up and forced me to lay them all repeatedly!
Fast forward 50 years and the gals are doing fine. The bad girls are now retired nuns winning the Nobel Peace Prize every other week..
It's a good thing they gt that out of their systems when they were young!
All this i gathered from the first 3 minutes..I guess I'll go watch the rest to see if they really did turn out to be nuns.. Hello Sister Theresa!
Reviewer: Ann Smithy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2010
Subject: wow crazy madness
This is a twist, girls acting bad in the 50's. I'm used to seeing guys with switch blades and tight t shirts rolled up puffing on a cigarette. Here you get chic girls wanting more cash to carry their parents give them material gifts and they prefer cash but can't get it from them or the close chats they desire with mother. There for they break all the rules and get even by acting like the worst men. Robbers and rapers! But making out with all clothes on at the folks house with a record player is still ok. This film shocks rad!
Reviewer: trilby1989 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 20, 2010
Subject: Exploitation Film! Soon at Your Local Drive-in!
For thrill seeking Paula and her juvenile delinquent gal pals life is cheap. Organized crime, armed robbery, and assult are not enough to satisfy these Be Bop listening, booze swigging social misfits. Seeking more kicks they kidnap an innocent couple at Lover's Lane and force the poor boyfriend to watch as they strip his girlfriend of her clothes and dignity. And to prove they care as little for her feelings, they
brutally gang rape her boyfriend, forcing the poor bound and gagged girl to listen from afar as he screams in agony. In the symbolic pivotal moment of the film, both the girlfriend and Paula break the bonds holding them back and both find freedom. The girlfriend either runs away, joins in the rape of her boyfriend, or something - who
cares? Paula doesn't care - the thrill of the present is all that will ever be important to Paula from now on!

When bumping off gas stations for dough and stealing jewelry gets too hot, their fence suggests they trash their school for the Commies, who will pay them well for disrupting the established order. They jump at the idea. But first they celebrate teen gang leader Paula's birthday by have a wild booze and sex orgy with men far too old for them - a party Paula's always too busy for their daughter parents had been led to believe would be a simple pajama party with the girls. Before the night is over, Paula's short fuse blows, the school is vandalized, several violent deaths occur, and Paula's nausia becomes intense. Before court is out of session, we learn Paula's not fit to spit on parents are
incapable of learning.

The beauty of this film is that when in first run, Bud and Suzie never saw the oh so predictable last half of the movie - they had already moved to the back seat around the time of the pajama party.
Reviewer: neil meikle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2010
Subject: suspending disbelief
A film Ed Wood was involved in and nobodys commented yet were slipping here.OK were in woods wacky territory now.As if a guy would complain if hede been raped by a gang of sexy babes,I should be so lucky.It gets five stars just for that.
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